SOURCE: AEP Networks

November 03, 2009 07:00 ET

AEP Networks to Distribute Leading Security Products Through WhiteGold Solutions in Australia and New Zealand Markets

AEP Netilla First Product Line Available Through Value-Added Distributor

SOMERSET, NJ and CHATSWOOD, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - November 3, 2009) - AEP Networks today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with WhiteGold Solutions for the Australia and New Zealand markets. WhiteGold is a Unified Value Distributor providing experienced-based pre- and post-sales and technical support, training and professional services expertise in addition to best-in-class security solutions to resellers across the region. The relationship will expand AEP Networks' presence in the region, as WhiteGold will introduce the AEP solutions to their reseller and service provider network encompassing the SME, Education, Government, Corporate and Enterprise sectors -- with key niche verticals within each.

Under the terms of the agreement, the first product being distributed via WhiteGold will be the AEP Netilla secure application access gateway product line, marketed as part of WhiteGold's Unified End-Point Security solutions. The Netilla products provide entry into areas not yet covered by WhiteGold's current vendor offerings, such as secure remote application access for disaster recovery and business continuity planning (e.g. Swine Flu), and client-side authentication and user-based policy enforcement of application access control (endpoint security). The Netilla line is available in both hardware appliance and virtual appliance models.

"By teaming with WhiteGold Solutions, we can improve our customer experience in terms of support, professional services and training," said Pat Donnellan, CEO at AEP Networks. "WhiteGold's ability to introduce new products to partners locally, along with their overall security expertise, makes them a wonderful representative of AEP Networks."

"We are pleased to join AEP Networks' channel partner network. AEP will be a key vendor and we look forward to introducing our established customer base to the outstanding security products from AEP," stated Dominic Whitehand, managing director of WhiteGold Solutions. "Additionally, WhiteGold will be able to expand the number of offerings to customers by distributing additional AEP Networks product lines -- providing communications, encryption, key management and more."

To learn more or to order AEP Networks' products through WhiteGold, please visit www.whitegold.com.au

About WhiteGold Solutions

WhiteGold is the first Unified Value Distributor (UVD) in the Australia and New Zealand IT channels. Our portfolio includes a comprehensive range of security, networking, storage and VoIP solutions, as well as associated pre-and-post-sales and technical support services, wholesale managed services, certified training courses and professional services -- all delivered through the very best Reseller and Service Integrator Partners. For further information, please visit www.whitegold.com.au.

About AEP Networks

AEP Networks offers secure communications, networking and application access for government, enterprise and carriers. We work with systems integrators, managed service providers and the distribution channel to deliver integrated solutions incorporating our leading edge products:

--  Enhanced-grade secure voice and multi-service data platforms (based on
    the vadOS operating system) that support a wide range of communications
    protocols and network topologies
--  High assurance networking via IPSec-based VPN encryptors for site-to-
    site security and remote access
--  Hardware Security Modules (HSM) for cryptographic key management and
    storage
--  Secure remote access to networks and applications -- including virtual
    environments -- via application-layer security gateways and SSL VPNs
    

Headquartered in Somerset, New Jersey, AEP Networks has key offices in the United Kingdom, Malaysia and Australia. For more information, visit www.aepnetworks.com.